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    US v. MEX 4/2 "friendly"

    33 minutes in... the match has reinforced what most of us already knew. Michael Bradley is the team's best player by a country mile and the only irreplaceable piece to their hopes in Brazil. He has looked fabulous at CAM instead of his usual CDM spot. Hopefully, he doesn't have to bunker in too deep in Brazil.

    Great set piece services by the US. Low, hard in-swingers with purpose.

    Only complaint is they have left too much space out wide defensively. They have gotten away with it against Mexico because they are playing their typical "directionless" football with zero imagination. Guys like Fabio Coentrao and Philipp Lahm will create all kinds of havoc on the counter with that much space.

    Nevertheless, that was balls to the wall attacking football in the first half from the Americans and very entertaining to watch. Encouraging.
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    Half Time..... Team looks good but leaving wide paths open on the side for Mexico's wingers. These teams definitively don't like each other.
    Bradley is the key to our team for sure. No Landon today. Wonder if they will play Green. He is a little young.

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    67th minute.

    All Mexico since the start of the 2nd half. Awful defending on a set piece which led to a free header. Defensive lapses out wide. Too much space. Only positive to speak of is the US' third string goalkeeper, Nick Rimando, is pretty good.

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    67th minute.

    All Mexico since the start of the 2nd half. Awful defending on a set piece which led to a free header. Defensive lapses out wide. Too much space. Only positive to speak of is the US' third string goalkeeper, Nick Rimando, is pretty good.
    Rimando is good in the box. He's horrendous on putting the ball out.

    That aside, as open as the D left it, it still should have been a W. Johnson was clearly onside.

    Not going to cut it in Brazil though

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